What are the guidelines to request a proclamation?
  • Requests should be received two weeks before the requested date and may be rejected if they are not received sooner.
  • Proclamations must hold citywide importance or serve an educational purpose for a significant number of Durham residents.
  • Proclamations will not be repeated within a calendar year. Requests that are considered redundant will be declined, and a copy of the original proclamation may be provided instead.
  • Proclamations may not be issued for individuals, birthdays, retirements, weddings, anniversaries, church events, conferences, meetings, or businesses – you may request a letter for these occasions. 
  • Proclamations may not be used for advertisement or commercial promotion.
  • Issuance of a proclamation does not indicate or imply a policy endorsement from the Mayor.
  • Any draft language provided may be edited or rewritten at the judgment of the Mayor’s Office. Draft language submitted should be factually accurate and include up-to-date information.
  • Requests for proclamations are not renewed annually and must be submitted each year. Proclamations are issued only upon request, so if a proclamation is important to you or your organization, please request it. 

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1. What is a proclamation?
2. What are the guidelines to request a proclamation?
3. Who can make a proclamation request?
4. How should a proclamation request be made?